There are 8 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin A

$66 - $82

Cheapest option

Fly from Santiago de Compostela  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Madrid (MAD) SCQ - MAD

$24 - $126

6 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid Estacion Sur

$40 - $65

Bus, Trenhotel  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela to San Clodio 8328
  2. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de San Clodio - Quiroga to Madrid-Chamartin Atlantico

$82 - $117

Rideshare  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid 375.8 miles

$26 - $40

Drive  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid 376.4 miles

$70 - $110

Train to A Coruna, fly  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Madrid (MAD) LCG - MAD

$56 - $212

Train to Vigo, fly  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Madrid (MAD) VGO - MAD

$49 - $224

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is to fly which costs 21€ - 120€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid is 487 km. The road distance is 602.2 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Madrid Sol via Madrid Chamartín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 304.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Madrid, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid 4 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $80 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from A Coruna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from A Coruna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $160
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de San Clodio - Quiroga to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to San Clodio
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Schedules at
monbus.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
blablacar.es

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